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The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life - Frank Zappa

The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life

Frank Zappa  

Format: 2 CD

Genre: rock

Barcode: 0824302388129

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American composer, lyricist, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, bandleader, conductor, producer, filmmaker.
Born 21 December 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Died 4 December 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Frank Vincent Zappa was of Italian origins, his grandfather having arrived in America from Partinico, Sicily. Frank Zappa grew to be one of the most accomplished composers of the rock era, his music combining an understanding and appreciation for such contemporary classical figures as Igor Stravinsky, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Edgard Varèse. These influences, coupled with an affection for late '50s doo-wop, rock & roll and skillful guitar-heavy rock, dominated pop in the '70s. However, Zappa was also a keen satirist, whose reserves of scorn and parody seemed bottomless and whose wicked sense of humor and absurdity continued to delight his numerous fans - even when his lyrics crossed the broadest bounds of taste.

Zappa was also a prolific record-maker in his time, astutely producing massive amounts of music on his own labels of Bizarre Records, Straight & Barking Pumpkin Records and through distribution deals with Rykodisc and Rhino Entertainment Company. This after long unhappy associations with industry giants like Warner Bros. Records and the now-defunct MGM. In the '80s, Zappa then gained the rights to his old albums and began to reissue them, first on his own and then through Rykodisc. Throughout his recording career Zappa stayed consistently at the forefront of technology, investing in equipment, home-studio facilities and vault storage that would enable the fullest control over production of his works.

In 1988 his official autobiography emerged and he embarked on a world tour. Sadly, that was the end of his live performing when, in late 1991, it was confirmed that Zappa was seriously ill with cancer. Nevertheless, his schedule of album releases continued to be rapid. The Zappa Family Trust continues to this day with his wife Gail Zappa (aka Pumpkin (5)) as the figurehead of the ZFT until her death in 2015. The Zappa Family Trust produced numerous posthumous releases and remasters of the back catalog. The children inherited the ZFT and remain in the industry, Dweezil Zappa the force behind "Zappa Plays Zappa" as well as an accomplished guitarist in his own right; Moon Zappa, Diva Zappa and the more reserved Ahmet Zappa.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 (Performer).


1-1  Heavy Duty Judy  06:05

1-2  Ring Of Fire  02:01

1-3  Cosmik Debris  04:32

1-4  Find Her Finer  02:42

1-5  Who Needs The Peace Corps?  02:41

1-6  I Left My Heart In San Francisco  00:37

1-7  Zomby Woof  05:42

1-8  Bolero  05:19

1-9  Zoot Allures  07:07

1-10  Mr. Green Genes  03:40

1-11  Florentine Pogen  07:12

1-12  Andy  05:52

1-13  Inca Roads  08:19

1-14  Sofa #1  02:50

2-1  Purple Haze  02:28

2-2  Sunshine Of Your Love  02:31

2-3  Let's Move To Cleveland  05:52

2-4  When Irish Eyes Are Smiling  00:47

2-5  "Godfather Part II" Theme  00:30

2-6  A Few Moments With Brother A. West  04:01

2-7  The Torture Never Stops (Part One)  05:20

2-8  Theme From "Bonanza"  00:29

2-9  Lonesome Cowboy Burt (Swaggart Version)  04:54

2-10  The Torture Never Stops (Part Two)  10:48

2-11  More Trouble Every Day (Swaggart Version)  05:29

2-12  Penguin In Bondage (Swaggart Version)  05:05

2-13  The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue  09:19

2-14  Stairway To Heaven  09:20



Cassette, CD


ООО "ДОРА", Rykodisc, Eldorado, Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records


Australia, Brazil, Japan, Poland, Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Europe, USA & Canada


1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2012


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